Heloise Hints

Heloise Hints


Fruit Flies Driving You Crazy?

posted by eolsen

fruitThese little flying pests buzz around the kitchen usually on or near fruit or fermenting veggies. Fruit that’s brought home from the supermarket often carries fruit fly eggs that have been laid on the skin. In your warm kitchen, the eggs will hatch after a few day’s as the fruit ripens. So when you see them, use these Heloise Hints:

1. Be aware that the new fruit flies will be ready to lay eggs in sink drains or in empty bottles or the garbage. So take the garbage cans outside away from the kitchen.
2. Store extra fruit in the refrigerator until you want to eat it and don’t leave out lots of fruit to ripen on the counter. Just put a few out at a time. You can rinse them off with water, but they must be eaten in a day or two.



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